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Joe Hilton's Picks for August 2014

by Joe Hilton
Kids Corner Librarian

How Tia Lola Saved The Summer
by Julia Alvarez (Series)

Juanita and Miguel's great aunt, Tía Lola from the Dominican Republic tries to keep the peace between five children as she creates a magical summer camp with campfires and a nighttime treasure hunt when three girls and their father and his dog visit the family farm in Vermont for a week. Grades 4-5

 

Cartboy Goes To Camp
by L.A. Campbell (Series)

Hal Rifkind’s history-obsessed father sends him to Camp Jamestown a summer history camp where it's always 1607. The campers have to learn how to churn butter, they have to carry water from the stream or they get punished for not doing their chores. Hal’s parents knows he is going to have a great time. Grades 4-6

 

There’s A Bat In Bunk Five
by Paula Danziger (Series)

14-year-old Marcy is excited that she has been invited to be a counselor-in-training (CIT) at her former English teacher Ms. Finney summer creative arts camp. On her own at a new place for the first time Marcy spends a summer learning to solve problems with the new people, campers and situations she meets while working as a counselor at a sleepaway arts camp. Grades 6-8

 

Spy Camp
by Stuart Gibbs (Series)

12-year-old Benjamin Ripley is looking forward to spending his summer vacation at the Happy Trails Sleepaway Camp for Boys and Girls, a wilderness education facility and secret spy camp. He discovers the evil organization SPYDER that once tried to assassinate him is back to their old tricks again. Grades 5-7

 

Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, And Snake Hill
by James Patterson (Series)

Rafe Khatchadorian is sent to Camp Wannamorra a summer academic camp to brush up on his school lessons before returning to school in the fall. At camp, Rafe quickly discovers that his bunk mates, while cool in his eyes are the losers of the entire camp and the targets of bullies. Grades 4-6

 

Like Pickle Juice On A Cookie
by Julie Sternberg (Series)

Eight-year-old Eleanor is having a bad August. Her longtime favorite babysitter Bibi, moves from Brooklyn to Florida to take care of her sick father.  Eleanor must spend the summer adjusting to a new babysitter while saying good-bye to her old babysitter. Grades 2-4

 

Young Cam Jansen And The Double Beach Mystery
by David Adler (Easy Reader)

Cam Jansen uses her photographic memory to solve two mini-mysteries that take place on a trip to the beach with her mother, her aunt, and her friend, Eric. Grades K-3

 

Going To The Sea Park
by Mercer Mayer (Easy Reader)

Little Critter and his class go to the Sea Park, where they see all kinds of fish and other strange marine animals. Grades K-2


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